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We report on a Lebanese family in which two maternal cousins suffered and died very early in life from cardiac malformations. Both presented with a transposition of the great arteries associated with one or several other cardiac defects. Various minor midline defects were also observed, but there were no situs abnormalities other than a persistent left(More)
BACKGROUND There is controversy about the consequences of physical exercise on human sleeping behaviors. Evidence suggests that voluntary physical exercise affects brain structures and functions. However, there are inconsistent data regarding the effects of exercise on sleep architecture and sleep continuity, especially the amounts of slow wave sleep (SWS)(More)
Hereditary bundle branch defect is an autosomal dominant genetic disease that, in a large Lebanese family, was mapped to the long arm of chromosome 19. Affected individuals have various combinations of conduction defects such as right bundle branch block, left or right QRS frontal-axis deviation, or atrioventricular blocks. We now further characterize this(More)
Isolated cardiac conduction disease is an autosomal dominant defect that includes various combinations of bundle branch or fascicular blocks. These defects can cause sudden death due to a complete heart block. We used a genome-wide screening approach with polymorphic (CA)n repeat markers to determine the chromosomal position of the gene defect implicated in(More)
Persons have different value preferences. Neuroimaging studies where value-based decisions in actual conflict situations were investigated suggest an important role of prefrontal and cingulate brain regions. General preferences, however, reflect a superordinate moral concept independent of actual situations as proposed in psychological and socioeconomic(More)
We report on a Lebanese family in which 12 persons had an atrial septal defect and various cardiac and noncardiac anomalies. Cardiac anomalies are left axis deviation of QRS, right bundle branch block, atrial fibrillation, Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, nodal atrioventricular rhythm, aortic stenosis, pulmonic valve stenosis, mitral stenosis (Lutembacher(More)
The kindred of 38 individuals reported here have various anomalies: 1. facio-thoracic malformations: hypertelorism, nasal deviation, cleft lip and palate, upper-incisors diastema and pectus excavatum; 2. cardiac anomalies: sinus node bradycardia, atrial fibrillation, nodal rhythm, atrial septal defect. Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, low insertion of the(More)
An experiment aiming at the simultaneous determination of both transversal polarization components of electrons emitted in the decay of free neutrons begins data taking using the polarized cold neutron beam (FUNSPIN) from the Swiss Neutron Spallation Source (SINQ) at the Paul-Scherrer Institute, Villigen. A non-zero value of R due to the e(-) polarization(More)